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U.S. Marine Sanctuaries in Jeopardy: Trump Receives Report That Could Open Protected Areas to Oil Drilling

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U.S. Marine Sanctuaries in Jeopardy: Trump Receives Report That Could Open Protected Areas to Oil Drilling

Source: The Mercury News/Paul Rogers - October 31, 2017

Six months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at increasing offshore oil and gas drilling, the White House has received recommendations on more…

Trump Administration Fails to List Walrus as Endangered, Dealing The Iconic Marine Mammal a ‘Death Sentence’

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Trump Administration Fails to List Walrus as Endangered, Dealing The Iconic Marine Mammal a ‘Death Sentence’

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - October 5, 2017

The Trump administration has declined to list the Pacific walrus as endangered after deciding that the huge tusked mammals may be able to adapt to the loss more…

Trump Rejecting National Climate Report Would Be Worse Than Exiting Paris Agreement

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Trump Rejecting National Climate Report Would Be Worse Than Exiting Paris Agreement

The Conversation/Gary W. Yohe - August 18, 2017

A scientific report done every four years has been thrust into the spotlight because its findings directly contradict statements from the president and various Cabinet officials.

If more…

Richard Branson Claims Trump Regrets ‘Bizarre Mistake’ of Paris Climate Withdrawal

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Richard Branson Claims Trump Regrets ‘Bizarre Mistake’ of Paris Climate Withdrawal

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - July 19, 2017

Donald Trump regrets the “bizarre mistake” of withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement, Sir Richard Branson has said. The British billionaire also urged the president more…

Oil Company’s Arctic Drilling Plan Approved by Trump Administration

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Oil Company’s Arctic Drilling Plan Approved by Trump Administration

Source: The Hill/Timothy Cama - July 18, 2017

The Trump administration has approved an oil company’s new plan to drill for oil and natural gas in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska.

The more…

Quieter Oceans in the Atlantic: The Fight Against Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

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Quieter Oceans in the Atlantic: The Fight Against Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

Source: The Atlantic/Ed Yong - July 17, 2017

Last night, to celebrate the fourth of July, the air over the U.S. filled with fireworks. The noise they created was extremely loud and, mercifully, more…

Trump Administration Reviewing Marine Protected Areas in US, Will The Ocean Be Valued Accurately?

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Trump Administration Reviewing Marine Protected Areas in US, Will The Ocean Be Valued Accurately?

Source: EOS/Randy Showstack - July 7, 2017

A U.S. federal agency is taking a close look at 11 U.S. national marine sanctuaries and national marine monuments that were designated or expanded within more…

Trump Says Oil Drilling Could Soon be Open in Arctic and Atlantic Oceans

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Trump Says Oil Drilling Could Soon be Open in Arctic and Atlantic Oceans

Source: The Washington Post/Darryl Fears - July 3, 2017

The White House is making a bid to overturn the Obama administration’s five-year plan forbidding oil and gas exploration in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and will examine more…

Trump Tells Mayor of Disappearing Island ‘Not to Worry’ About Climate Change

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Trump Tells Mayor of Disappearing Island ‘Not to Worry’ About Climate Change

Source: The Washington Post/Travis M. Andrews - June 16, 2017

James “Ooker” Eskridge was crabbing off the coast of Virginia’s Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay on Monday when he noticed a boat approaching him. Behind it more…

Trump Administration Cancels Proposed By-catch Limits on Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

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Trump Administration Cancels Proposed By-catch Limits on Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

Source: Los Angeles Times/Dan Weikel - June 15, 2017

The Trump administration announced Monday that it has canceled proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed more…